View Full Version : Fan Experience Kicks Off Fedor vs Bigfoot Fight Week

02-04-2011, 08:35 PM


Mixed Martial Arts comes to New York and New Jersey in a spectacular way next week beginning Tuesday with back-to-back major events in downtown Manhattan and culminating Saturday with a sensational fight card highlighted by the return of Fedor Emelianenko and the beginning of the eagerly anticipated STRIKEFORCE World Grand Prix — Heavyweight Tournament live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, N.J.

A capsule look at the week’s events:

Tuesday, Feb. 8 – Open-to-the-public/media Fan Experience at New York’s Roseland Ballroom (239 W. 52nd Street just West of Broadway, NYC) from 4-6 p.m. (Doors open at 3:30), hosted by Scott Ferrall with special guest deejay, DJ Clue. All eight tournament entrants — Fedor, STRIKEFORCE Heavyweight World Champion Alistair Overeem, former heavyweight champions Antonio “Big Foot” Silva and Andrei Arlovski, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu specialist Fabricio Werdum, hard-hitting Brett Rogers, talented Josh Barnett and Russian star Sergei Kharitonov will participate.

Fans in attendance on Tuesday win free tickets, get autographs, photos, watch fighters work out and much more. Media are encouraged to attend. Please use the attached flyer if you wish.

Wednesday, Feb. 9 — Final Media Press Conference (1 p.m.; Lunch at Noon) at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers – Pier 61 (Entrance is off W. 23rd St. and West Side Highway, NYC). All the fighters will be in attendance.
Friday, Feb. 11 – Official Weigh-In Open to Public at IZOD Center in E. Rutherford, NJ (Concourse Level) — The Meadowlands Sports Complex, 50 State Route 120, East Rutherford. Doors open at 4 p.m.; fighters on the scale at 5 p.m. Media is encouraged to attend.

Saturday, Feb. 12 — Fight Night at IZOD Center

- Media Parking in Lot 26;

- Credential distribution begins at 6 p.m.

- Press Entrance is the Box Office Entrance on south side of arena between gates A and D.

- Doors to the public open at 7 p.m. ET. First undercard bout is 7:30. HD Net will air undercard fights beginning at 8 p.m.

- SHOWTIME telecast goes at 10pm.

02-05-2011, 02:48 AM
that is freakin sweet. i wish the ufc would do something like the week of the fights have their whole card full of fighters do a meet n greet for fans. even if it cost an extra $100 or so, id pay it. im an autograph seeker. ask matt, at the gym opening i stopped him like 4 times to get him to sign and take pics lol. he was so curteous even if I were annoying him, he didnt let it show. honestly, my favorite part of going to UFC fights is meeting the fighters. I met a ton of fighters and got autos and pics at UFN18 in nashville and the weigh ins for Strikeforce: Nashville. Both times the fighters stayed in the same hotel and I got to there and meet most of the fighters.

At UFN18 my gf actually sat next to Cole Miller's mom. I thot she may had been lying, but she was the only person in the building that had a Cole Miller shirt on :laugh: But she was kind enough to get my gfs cell phone number and text and tell me which hotel they were staying at and invited us over where I met Forrest Griffin, Hendo, and several others. The first guy I met was b4 the card started in this little gift shop area stood Renzo Gracie and he was SUPER cool.

At the Strikeforce Nashville weigh ins they had Nick Diaz, Brett Rogers, Scott Smith and someone else signing autos. They even gave us free posters to get signed. Everyone was real cool. My gf and I snuck past the guard railing as it wasnt being watched. Do to that we got to meet Big John (really cool), Mayhem Miller, Gilbert Melendez, Scott Coker, Jimmy Lennon Jr., and Bobby Lashley. What was real cool was when I got an autograph from Dean Lister. He was cornering King Mo for the fights and said we could follow them back to the hotel to get Mo's signature. So there walking thru nashville were my gf and I, dean lister, and future SF LHW champ King Mo! :happydancing: Twas like we were in his enterouge lol.

I know this was all kinda off topic. But reading this thread made me remember how awesome meeting all those fighters were.